At the turn of 2022/2023, the Calendar of the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate of America for the new year 2023 was published.
The Slavic Orthodox Vicariate is a canonical jurisdiction within the Greek Archdiocese of America, which unites the Orthodox faithful of the Slavic tradition. The calendar includes the general Orthodox Christian saints as well as those revered in the Slavic traditions of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus’, Serbia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia, as well as those of America.
The calendar marks the major Church holidays, days of remembrance of the dead, as well as multi-day and one-day fasts throughout the year. It contains photographs of important events of the Ecumenical Church. These include the consecration of the holy myrrh (chrism) by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, which is performed once every ten years, and provides myrrh for most of the canonical Orthodox churches in the world. A separate page is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, which was celebrated in 2022. This includes the consecration of the newly rebuilt Church of St. Nicholas and National Shrine at the World Trade Center in New York by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros. Events from the life of the parishes of the Slavic Vicariate are featured as well, among which is the upcoming 45th anniversary of the first Orthodox monastery of Florida, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Fort Myers.
The publication of the calendar of the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate for the third year in a row has become a tradition. Credit for this project and its design go to Ivan Belya who initially developed it. It is published in English and Russian.
The calendar can be purchased at the Office of the Slavic Vicariate at 113 S. Federal Hwy, Dania Beach, FL 33004.